Krautter Welcomes New Candidate And Calls For Clean Campaign


February 26, 2020 | View PDF

Representative Joel Krautter, running for re-election to Montana House District 35, is welcoming new candidate Brandon Ler, who has also filed for the seat to the race. “I know Brandon is a good family man and I look forward to discussing the issues that are important to Richland County voters in the coming months. An exchange of ideas is healthy for the electoral process,” said Krautter.

Krautter sent a letter to Ler welcoming him to the race and also called for a clean campaign, inviting Ler to sign the Code of Fair Campaign Practices that candidates have an option to sign when they file for office and which Krautter has already signed. “Every campaign season I hear from voters about how tired they are of negative attack ads, especially the ones from dark money third-party groups. I’m committed to running a clean campaign, that’s focused on the issues. There’s no room for campaigning that’s based on half-truths, bullying tactics, intimidation or negative personal attacks,” Krautter said.

The preamble of the Code of Fair Campaign Practices states,

There are basic principles of decency, honesty, and fair play that every candidate for public office in the United States has a moral obligation to observe and uphold, in order that, after vigorously contested but fairly conducted campaigns, our citizens may exercise their constitutional right to a free and untrammeled choice and the will of the people may be fully and clearly expressed on the issues before the country.

The contested Republican primary election will be held on June 2.


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